Juvenile justice : an introduction

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Juvenile justice : an introduction

John T. Whitehead, Steven P. Lab

Routledge, 2015

8th ed

  • : hbk
  • : pbk

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [421]-475) and index

Description and Table of Contents


Juvenile Justice: An Introduction, 8th edition, presents a comprehensive picture of juvenile offending, delinquency theories, and how juvenile justice actors and agencies react to delinquency. It covers the history and development of the juvenile justice system and the unique issues related to juveniles, offering evidence-based suggestions for successful interventions and treatment and examining the new balance model of juvenile court. This new edition not only includes the latest available statistics on juvenile crime and victimization, drug use, court processing, and corrections, but provides insightful analysis of recent developments, such as those related to the use of probation supervision fees; responses to gangs and cyber bullying; implementing the deterrence model (Project Hope); the possible impact of drug legalization; the school-to-prison pipeline; the extent of victimization and mental illness in institutions; and implications of major court decisions regarding juveniles, such as Life Without Parole (LWOP) for juveniles. Each chapter enhances student understanding with Key Terms, a "What You Need to Know" section highlighting important points, and Discussion Questions. Links at key points in the text show students where they can go to get the latest information, and a comprehensive glossary aids comprehension.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction-The Definition and Extent of Delinquency 2. The History of Juvenile Justice 3. Explaining Delinquency-Biological and Psychological Approaches 4. Sociological Explanations of Delinquency 5. Gang Delinquency 6. Drugs and Delinquency 7. Policing and Juveniles 8. The Juvenile Court Process 9. Due Process and Juveniles 10. Institutional/Residential Interventions 11. Juvenile Probation and Community Corrections 12. Restorative Justice 13. The Victimization of Juveniles 14. Future Directions in Juvenile Justice

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